MD Anderson Reviews

Updated 27 August, 2014
Updated 27 August, 2014
301 Reviews

3.7
301 Reviews
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MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho
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96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work efforts are not challenging so its easy to maintain a work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, great benefits, opportunity to work with people who come different backgrounds (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • We had to pay for parking and in my opinion it was too much (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance was not a priority of my direct supervisor (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful experience, eye-opening and inspiring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CPRIT Summer Research Assistant  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - CPRIT Summer Research Assistant in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for research and experience, even as a college student with no previous lab experience
    Fantastic support and help all along from everyone who worked in the lab as well as the CPRIT coordinators
    Lots of information and events organized to introduce interns to possible career paths and future opportunities (grad school, internships etc)
    Access to seminars on current research taking place at MD Anderson, campus tours
    Pretty flexible time schedules to work around family life (at least in the basic research facilities)

    Cons

    Can't complain much about my time at MD Anderson as an intern, it was even better than what I was expecting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love it, but looking to leave...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Administrator  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Department Administrator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    MDA has excellent salary and benefits; I do believe there is opportunity to grow and it's so large that you can move to different a different department and have a whole new job and experience. People are great, patient care is beyond reproach.

    Cons

    ALOT of red tape, ALOT of policies and procedures that totally frustrate the faculty and make the job of dept. manager very difficult. New president and EVP-PIC spend more time on developing "moon shots" and "strategic planning" than actually getting to know the areas and figuring out the real problems. Morale is low and I would jump ship in a second if given the opportunity. Many world-class faculty have left and many top executives. Makes me fearful for what's coming up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent critical mass, friendly environment, best benefits

    Cons

    Can't think of one bad thing to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Histology Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Histology Technician  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Clinical Histology Technician in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome experien, I love to work here because we are kind of like behind the scene people to help the Doctors diagnose the patient conditions or save life. The insurance is so so but the retirement benefit is great.

    Cons

    It is a lot of work, but I love it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding toward your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive experience. I actually enjoy coming to work for the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay,

    Cons

    bonuses are based on entire departments, parking is expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    This company provides great benefits.

    Cons

    The training is very unorganized. In the research department (Leukemia) people are unwelcoming and unfriendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your orientation and staff.

  8.  

    Excellent Organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Management Structure, training and professional development

    Cons

    Excellent company, no problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great for those looking to progress in there career

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Staff RN  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    they will pay for training

    Cons

    a lot of there work is still done on paper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push the higher ups to update thing like the kronos clock and paper charting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    MD Anderson has a friendly environment full of leaders that support their employees 100%

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MD Anderson

    Pros

    Benefits: Pension, great retirement plans, free medical insurance, school reimbursement, and a set amount of money to use in order to join organizations or go to conferences

    Cons

    patient population can be tolling

  11.  

    The best benefits around, but it's not worth it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MD Anderson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are among the best I've seen. Healthcare is paid by the institution, there is ample vacation time given. Most employees are hard working and personable. Between all the negatives (below) you really do feel like you're making a difference.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, management can be from at best inept to at worst negligent and dangerous. Problems are ignored until the day before governing bodies do inspection, are hastily patched over, and then forgotten about until the next inspection looms. They have managed to make institutional policies both so weak as to allow lazy, unqualified employees a steady paycheck and so restrictive as to force managers to fire well liked, hardworking employees that have been unlucky. . The institution is facing a possible academic censure from the American Association of University Professors. Morale is at an all time low.

    Run from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have managers evaluated every few years, not solely on their productivity, but by their employees as well. Review employee hirings and leavings as well. High numbers usually means changes need to be made. Treat employees with as much respect you claim to treat patients, and morale will increase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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